When the Duchess of Cambridge attended the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London on Sunday, she donned a special poppy brooch.
The Duchess wore the Codebreakers poppy brooch that pays tribute to those who have worked in signal intelligence. Catherine’s late grandmother Valerie Glassborow served as a signal intelligence worker during the Second World War. She worked at Bletchley Park behind the scenes to decipher messages by the Axis.
It was a sweet tribute to a beloved grandmother while also honouring all those who fought and died serving their country and the Commonwealth.
The website, Poppy Shop, where the poppy is sold describes the brooch, “Each elegant brooch comes with a certificate to remember one of the 13,000 men and women on the Bletchley Park Roll of Honour and is presented in a keepsake box.”
They added, “For 2019, to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we wish to recognise the role of the Codebreakers with a new brooch to add the Codebreakers with a new brooch to add to The Poppy Collection. This piece is impeccably crafted to be worn with pride, offered as a gift and treasured as a reminder of our service people’s bravery in the run-up to D-Day.”
The brooch was released earlier this year as part of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and as such, this is the first time the Duchess of Cambridge has been seen wearing it.